Sometimes when I'm sitting in a drive thru and it's taking F.O.R.E.V.E.R. I am really really REALLY tempted to put the car in park, walk up to the window, and politely ask why it's taking so long. I mean, I am completely aware that the people inside are doing the best that they can to move the line along (at least that's what I choose to believe), they are not just sitting around taking pleasure in making people wait, and my turn will come eventually. I would just like to know why it's taking so long. It would make the waiting seem a little less pointless. I was in the waiting line at CVS yesterday for my allergy perscription and I swear I sat there for 20 minutes. But I was not about to get out of the car and go inside. Luke has come to a stage in life where he hates hates hates to get back into his seat and screams bloody murder. If I got out to go in, then we would have to get back in and I didn't want to face the scream.
So that was problem #1, and here is problem #2. It's completely different. You see, it's about my vice. I can't resist it. It is........children's books.
Tonight Luke and I were on our own again, and I didn't want to just get something delivered like last Friday night. I didn't know what I wanted to eat, I just wanted to get out of the house. So Luke and I headed out and went to Half Price Books until I could figure out what I wanted for dinner. When we left, we weren't alone. We were accompained by 4 more books to add to my extremely large children's book collection. I'm talking hundreds of books. This time all the books just happend to be........now don't laugh.......Christmas books. I didn't even realize it until we got home. But I'm really excited about them! I got Olive, the Other Reindeer (I already had the companion book to it which is Olive My Love. Odd, I know, that I have the second one before the first), Mooseltoe (I also have the first book that goes with this, Moosestach, about a moose with an out of control mustache), Auntie Clause (about a family's mysterious aunt who always disapears around Christmas time), and Texas Night Before Christmas (do I even have to explain how awesome that one is?!).
Then we went to La Madeleine's for dinner. I'm just loving the age that Luke is right now. He is becoming better and better behaved in public, and he's still so friggin cute that I get compliments ALLL the time. He sat in his own chair, no booster seat, with his own dinner and ate like a big boy. He stayed close by me when my hands were full of drinks. And you know what I love about living in Texas? How nice people are when they see you need help with your kid. Tonight I had a random person get me a high chair just in case I needed it. Yesterday at Target Luke got both boots stuck in one leg hole of the cart when I tried to put him in, and I was laughing so hard as I was trying to pull him out that I couldn't, and some lady came over and helped me. When I have both boys with me I never ever have to open my own door to the store. And when Luke is not being a sweet boy and screams in a store, no one gives me a dirty look. Just chuckles and pats on the shoulder with a "We've all been there." I love Texas. I hope that people where you live are just as understanding.